Here are the latest Pulsations, links to fresh stories and visuals about Japan, shout-outs to fellow bloggers, and highly clickable stuff that we think you might enjoy.
In no particular order, they are . . .
- New World Guinness Record for Most Mascots Dancing (from Kirai) It took 141 mascots three tries to beat the Guinness world record for most mascots dancing together. Yes, most mascots dancing is a category of world record.
- Send in the Clowns (from throwoutyourbooks) Seemingly for the first time in Japan, petitions are being signed online and off, angry protests are being voiced on the streets of Tokyo, and even respected celebrities are occasionally wading waist-deep into the debate. William Andrews takes a studied look at Japan’s protest culture past and present.
- TOMY – “Auto Mee S” – Cleaning Robot for smartphones and tablets (from Akihabaranews) Does your device’s screen need a cleaning robot? Takara TOMY Company, Ltd., the Japanese toy company, has got you covered.
- The Cute Fire Extinguisher かわいい消火器 (from thetokyofiles) Surely not everything in Japan needs to be cute, says blogger Pleasetry. He shows us how his apartment complex went one step too far into kawaii overload.